Parenting Is Hard, But These Great Tips Make It Easier
Is your child having a hard time in school with grades or bullies? Or perhaps your teenager is staying out past curfew. Are you frustrated and fed up with your kid not listening to you? If so, the parenting tips below may help you find common ground with your child!
If you have multiple children, keeping up with all of their prescriptions can be quite a challenge. Walgreens and other chain pharmacies offer iPhone and smart phone apps that allow you to scan the bar code on your child’s prescription medication and access information on fill dates, directions and refill status.
Use a pump or hand express milk if you are engorged and the baby is not ready to eat when breastfeeding. There are few things more painful to a new mother than having produced too much milk and not having a way to release it. Our bodies gradually start to produce only what is needed for the baby but it takes a little while to regulate. By expressing some of the milk you can reduce the pain until baby’s next meal.
Try not to interfere with every little thing your child does. Children need to make mistakes, it’s how they learn from them. If you’re constantly hovering behind them protecting them from every little mistake, they’ll never have a chance to learn. Let children do things for themselves and offer advice if they need it.
Please don’t smoke around your child. If you are going to have a cigarette do so outside the house and never smoke when your child is in the car with you. The risks associated with your youngster being exposed to passive smoking are many and you are endangering their health through no choice of their own.
Parenting your children takes much time and energy. Remember that it is okay to give yourself a break and recharge your own batteries. By giving yourself some down time, you will be more fully available and alert when you are with your children. They are sure to appreciate the difference in you.
Rather than allowing your children to zone out mindlessly in front of the TV, encourage discussion about what they are watching. By engaging them in conversation, you can help them to learn new words, think critically, and become active consumers of media instead of just passively observing whatever is on.
An important tip for young parents is to make time each day to read to your child. Exposing children to books and illustrations is a great way to introduce them to language and art. By doing this, you will help build their vocabulary and help them get ready to learn once they enter school.
By using the above tips, you will create a more open flow of communication between you and your child. You will also learn how to more effectively use discipline with your child so he or she learns manners and respect. Remember, stay calm and evaluate each situation from your point of view and your child’s! Be the best parent you can be!